As long as an addict or alcoholic continues to think certain thoughts and hold on to specific beliefs recovery will elude them and they will most assuredly and eventually relapse. As long as addicts and alcoholics continue to think and belief that they are not responsible for their addiction, that they did not choose their addiction to drugs and alcohol and that they are powerless with respect to their addiction they will not transform their life. They will remain a victim in and to life.
When we assume complete responsibility for our addiction to drugs and alcohol we learn how we actually created and even choose our self destructive way of being. When we assume full responsibility for our addiction to drugs and alcohol we also learn about our power and how we can change and transform our life and end our addiction forever. When we learn about who we really are, we learn about the divine tools that we possess that will transform our life, our responsibility, choice and power.
Some addicts and alcoholics will gain the knowledge and wisdom necessary to change and transform their life. They will learn the power and even magic of their thinking and beliefs and how they can use these powerful tools to alter the trajectory of their life and transform. Others will not learn and will continue to hold on thoughts and beliefs that devalue them, that will continue to support the belief that they are not good enough. Life for these individuals will continue to be the same, creating possibilities such as institutions, jail or death.
Dr. Harry Henshaw